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Women's Wednesdays: Bahamian Muslimah Identities

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Women's Wednesdays: Bahamian Muslimah Identities

This conversation centers around gender, culture, and the construction of Bahamian Muslimah identities. There are approximately 350 persons who identify as Muslim in the Bahamas (Department of Statistics, Bahamas 2010; Masjid records). This minority religion includes an increasing population of young Bahamian women converts. What does is mean to be a Muslim Bahamian / Bahamian Muslim? The conversation will be followed by a projection of photographs documenting the Bahamian Muslim community then and now.

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Questions framing our conversation:

- What does it mean to be a Muslim Bahamian woman?

- How do the Bahamian and Muslim identities intersect, complement one another, or

compromise one another?

- How do Bahamian Muslim women relate to, interact with, and share challenges and

solutions with other minority groups in The Bahamas?

- What is ‘Islamic’ feminism? And how does it differ from mainstream feminism?

 

Panelists:

Bibi Boyer

Samantha Hamilton

Lori Thompson-Karabas

 

Moderator: Jerusa Ali

 

Photography projection:

Nowé H. Harris-Smith (photographer)

Tanicia Pratt (director)